North Korea Resources


National Committee on North Korea (good background information)
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Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
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“DPRK Briefing Book” on

38 North
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Andrei Lankov — North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea
See book on Amazon

Don Oberdorfer — The Two Koreas
See book on Amazon

Joel Wit — Going Critical
(Study of the negotiations leading to the US-DPRK Agreed Framework of 1994)
See book on Amazon

Mike Chinoy — Meltdown
(Study of the Bush Administrations policy toward North Korea)
See book on Amazon

Barbara Demick — Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
See book on Amazon

Blaine Harden — Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
See book on Amazon

James Church —
(Books about a notional North Korean police detective based on experiences in North Korea of the author, a former Western intelligence officer.)
A Corpse in the Koryo
Hidden Moon
Bamboo and Blood
The Man with the Baltic Stare

Negotiating with North Korea: 1992-2007, Stanford

WILSON CENTER COLD WAR HISTORY PROJECT/North Korea International Documentation Project
(An excellent collection of essays and documents from East European and Soviet diplomatic archives about the DPRK)